Unique boutiques. Large independents. Prestige hotel chains. Globetrotting cruise liners.
At Gloster we’ve been developing and sustaining partnerships with design professionals since we first started over 50 years ago.
We know that relationships matter. That’s why we work just as hard to support design professionals, as we do when creating our furniture. It’s why we are proud of our outstanding reputation for quality, integrity and service.
50 years and more than 10 million pieces of furniture later, Gloster is established as a global leader and the ultimate British outdoor furniture brand. From Austria to Australia, Japan to Jordan, USA to UAE – you’ll find us making exterior spaces even more beautiful using the teak that made our name, as well as stainless steel, aluminium, woven materials and more.
It all began in Africa in the early 1960s, where we first started making furniture for the local marketplace. From the start, we were always environmentally and ethically aware – using discarded branches and tree stumps that were otherwise burnt to make the smaller components. This early success later inspired exports to Europe.
1981 saw the launch of the Gloster brand which quickly led to our exporting worldwide. At the same time we took the major decision to transfer our African factory's expertise to Asia. This enabled us to access the plantation grown teak only then available in Indonesia.
The move saw Gloster expand to become the principle high-end worldwide brand for teak outdoor furniture during the 80s and 90s. But although our expertise was honed in teak, it hasn’t stopped there, as we’ve since embraced metals, ceramics, glass and other aesthetic, versatile materials.